Angel Liz Cakes, Happy Birthday #SundaySupper!


Motivated by the desire to bring families back together around the table, Isabel Laessig of created a weekly Twitter #SundaySupper event. Enlisting the support of seven fellow food bloggers resulted in recipe exchanges and discussions about how best to encourage families to connect around the dinner table. 365 days later the Family Foodie’s #SundaySupper has expanded to a worldwide movement. So, Isabel is throwing a one-year anniversary birthday bash. Hope you can join the celebration on Twitter at 7p.m. ET Simply type in #SundaySupper in the search field on Twitter. Scroll down and you’ll see that as we commemorate this special day, #SundaySupper participants are celebrating each other’s successful posts from the past year. Before you jump to the links, love to have you read on and discover who I’m honoring and why.

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Ever feel like the new kid on the block at work, school or in cyberspace? You don’t know anybody. And nobody sits with you at lunch. You continue on with your work because that is your calling. But it’s lonely. Then, one day, a girl from the popular crowd appears and invites you to share a sandwich. Some might call this person an angel. In honor of the popular food blogger angel who reached out to me, I’ve baked up mini angel food cakes and topped them with mandarin orange cream. So who is this lovely friend? Liz Berg of The foundation of the treats I’ve made is based upon Liz’s #SundaySupper New Year’s Potluck with Emeril Lagasse Angel Cake Sandwiches post. Click here for the recipe.

As suggested on Liz’s post, I added 2 small pinches of salt  to the flour. I also added a tad of salt as the egg whites whirred in my KitchenAid. (Years ago, I read that in addition to cream of tartar, salt helps to stiffen egg whites into perfect meringue.)

The berries and whipped cream topping at looked amazing. However, to celebrate the winter season, I used the mikan orange, which is so prevalent in Japan (and California) at this time of year. To 2 cups of heavy cream, I added a ½ cup of powdered sugar and ¾ teaspoon of orange flavoring. For the garnish, I quartered mikan mandarin orange pieces.

The light airy angel cake topped with a burst of orange cream was  delightful! As Liz mentioned in her original post, eating angel cake sandwiches is a bit unwieldy. (If you want to mind your manners at the Sunday Supper table.) I vote for extending the pleasure of petite angel cakes with orange cream. So, pop them in open-faced one at a time!

I also recommend trying out the splendid list of recipes listed below by food bloggers who advocate families gathering for #SundaySupper.

Sunday Supper Appetizers:

 Sunday Supper Soups and Breads:

 Sunday Supper Main Dishes: 

Sunday Supper Veggies: 

SundaySupper Desserts and Snacks: 

 Sunday Supper Breakfast Faves:

Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog 

Plus:  Tablescape by An Appealing Plan, Anniversay Dinner featuring Cheesecake with Fresh Berries originally posted by The Messy Baker Blog

Wishing you the company of sweet angels.

The Ninja Baker

© ™ Watkinson 2012

The Ninja Baker's recipes are also available at:

The Ninja Baker's Japanese Plum Sweet Memories and Recipes

Bob's Red Mill:
Almond Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Bob's Red Mill:
The Ninja Baker's Gluten-Free Breakfast Cupcake


Wholesome Sweeteners:
The Ninja Baker's Gluten-Free Coconut Chocolate Cheesecake Minis with Espresso Cream

Wholesome Sweeteners:
The Ninja Baker's Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Champagne Glaze & Optional Lemon Peach Marmalade Filling